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Sharks’ Havlat: Bieksa didn’t cause my injury

May 9, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

Rule out one suspect for the cause of Martin Havlat‘s injury.

On Thursday, the Sharks forward told CSN Bay Area his injury was not caused by Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who delivered this groin shot during Game 1 of San Jose’s opening-round sweep of Vancouver.

That incident occurred midway through the first period. Havlat left the contest immediately and didn’t return, and proceeded to miss the final three games of the series.

According to CSN’s Brodie Brazil, Havlat is unlikely to be available when the Sharks begin the second round. The Czech winger doesn’t have a timetable to resume skating, but has cleared for conditioning on the stationary bike.

Related: Sharks’ Burish (upper body) out for Round 2

  1. sjsharks66 - May 9, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    I hate you so much Havlat…. For always getting hurt. Not for your work on the ice.

  2. mstrcool - May 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    I’ve always been a fan of Havlat, so much skill with the puck, and yet so often injured for long periods of time for seemingly nothing. You never see him take the big hit or land in the pile up that usually causes players to miss games, Havlat always just disappears after a certain shift and never comes back. I was hoping due to the sweep he’d have time to get back before the start of the next round, hopefully he still gets back into it somewhere in the middle. GO SHARKS!!

  3. imleftcoast - May 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    According to Brodie Brazil, TIGI bead head is a must have.

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